The month of May is recognized as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This makes this month a special time for those impacted by asthma and for organizations dedicated to asthma control and education to join together to increase awareness about the disease and ways to prevent or mitigate exposure risks to asthma triggers and allergens.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. The agency reports that 1 in 13 Americans (more than 25 million) lives with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs and causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. Respiratory, food and skin allergies also impact millions of people.
“For those with allergies or asthma, avoiding exposure to triggers in the environment is one of the key ways to prevent an attack or symptoms,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Many common allergens also act as asthma triggers. These vary from person to person, but some of the most common ones include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, chemical irritants, cockroaches, cats, dogs, mold, nitrogen dioxide, and smoke from burning wood or grass. Identifying the presence of these in the home, school or work environment can be a major way to control, mitigate or prevent exposure risks for those who suffer from these respiratory conditions.”
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides comprehensive air and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and air monitoring instruments. They also provide allergen testing for food products and beverages.
To learn more about environmental asthma trigger, allergen and respiratory irritant testing services, supplies or products, please visit www.EMSL.com
, email info@EMSL.com
or call (800) 220-3675. To access IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com
.About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 46 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella
, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com
for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.